Values and organizational commitment

Dov Elizur, Meni Koslowsky

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The main objective of the present study was to examine the relationship between work values, gender, and organizational commitment. Research on the relationship between work values, in general, and commitment, in particular, has not identified clear trends. As recent work has shown that gender may be a moderator in predicting outcomes from work values, a model combining these variables was examined. The 24-item Work Values Questionnaire, constructed by Elizur in previous research and an abbreviated version of the Porter et al., nine-item organizational commitment questionnaire were used in the study. Data were collected from 204 students, all of whom work outside school. A moderated regression analysis showed that work values, especially cognitive ones, are positively related with commitment and the interaction of values with gender was also found to be a significant predictor of commitment. Some implications of the results were discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)593-599
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Journal of Manpower
Issue number7
StatePublished - 1 Nov 2001
Externally publishedYes


  • Commitment
  • Gender
  • Values
  • Work ethic


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